Staff listing

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School Executive

Dean of Law
Professor Jenni Lightowlers

Director of Research
Dr Nicole Siller

Director of HDR
Dr Jason Taliadoros

Director of Teaching
Karen Powell

Academic Coordinators

Name
Director, LLB
Dr Ben Saunders 
Deputy Director, LLB
Dr Oscar Roos
Director, Juris Doctor
Dr M. Ehteshamul (Tanim) Bari 
Director, LLM
Dr Christian Chamorro-Courtland
Director, MAL
Ms Zehra Gulay Kavame Eroglu
Deputy Director, MAL
Dr Wen Qu
Director, MLS
Dr Shiri Krebs
Director, Master of Laws (Major Thesis)
Dr Josh Newton
Director, Centre on the Legal Profession
Dr Claudio Bozzi
Director, Centre on the Legal Profession
Athula Pathinayake
Director, Centre for Comparative Corporate Governance
Professor Jean Jacques du Plessis
Director, Centre for Energy and Natural Resource Law
Professor Samantha Hepburn

Professors

Name
Professor
Jean du Plessis   
Professor
Samantha Hepburn
Professor
Jenni Lightowlers 
Professor
Danuta Mendelson

Professorial Research Fellows

Associate Professors

Name
Associate Professor
Elizabeth Adeney      
Associate Professor
Theo Alexander
Associate Professor
Sonia Allan
Associate Professor
Pieter Badenhorst    
Associate Professor
Marilyn McMahon

Senior Research Fellow

Senior Lecturers

Lecturers

Associate Lecturers

Teaching Scholars

Clinical Solicitors

Administrative staff

Law Librarian

Name
Michelle Bendall (Melbourne Burwood Campus)

Current HDR students

P = Principal
A = Associate

NAmePhD topicSupervisor
Stephanos AlevrasSolvency, Liquidty and Capital Maintenance: Australian Reform in International ContextProf Jean Du Plessis (P)

Prof Gill North (A) 
Dakshina ChandraGlobal metamorphosis of legal servicesProf Sandeep Gopalan (P)

Dr Claudio Bozzi (A)
Vivek ChandraEnergy Resources in Disputed Regions: Evaluation of International Law and Recommendations for South China SeaDr John Morss (P) 

Dr Claudio Bozzi (A) 

A/Prof Pieter Badenhorst (A)
Yin ChenA Study on Corporate Social Responsibility in the Chinese ContextProf du Plessis (P)

Dr Firew Tiba (A) 
Kelly GreenToward a Cohesive Theory of Publisher Liability for Online DefamationDr Sharon Erbacher (P)
 
Dr Jason Taliadoros (A)
Katrina HoganCreating an Australian Framework to Nurture Conscious Capitalism OffshoreProf Sandeep Gopalan (P)
 
Prof John Du Plessis (A)
Sharon KelseyIs the Prevalence of Domestic Violence Evidence of a Breach of Due Diligence Obligations Under International Law?Dr Marilyn McMahon (P)

Dr John Morss (A)
Paul McGorreryCriminalising Psychological HarmsA/Prof Marilyn McMahon (P) 

A/Prof Samantha Hepburn (A) 

Dr Kelley Burton (A)
George NeophytouCyber Law - Social Media Law and EconomicsProf Danuta Mendelson (P) 

Dr Andrew Torre (A) 

Dr Jason Taliadoros (A)
Carol Anne NewlandsThe Role of the Medical Panels in VictoriaProf Danuta Mendelson (P) 

Dr Jason Taliadoros (A) 
Athula PathinayakeSeeking Alternatives to PrisonProf Sandeep Gopalan (P) 

A/Prof Marilyn McMahon (A)

Dr Elizabeth Kirley (A)
Krystyne PniewskiRecidivism and Prisoner Rehabilitation: Historical Attempts and Current SuccessesA/Prof Marilyn McMahon (P) 
Richard James PolkinghornRetrospective Study of Applications Made to Victorian Civil & Administrative TribunalProf Danuta Mendelson (P) 

Dr Jason Taliadoros (A)
George Douglas RaittMisuse of Market Power and the Hypothetical Competitive Market StandardProf Danuta Mendelson (P) 

Dr Andrew Torre (A) 
Lisa RogersThe International Legal Framework for Intangible Cultural HeritageDr Jason Taliadoros (P)
Apurva SharmaCorporate Profit and Purpose Discourse: Benefit Corporation Legislation in Australian Corporate LawProf Sandeep Gopalan (P) 

Prof Gill North (A)
Melanie TanOptimising and Balancing the Protection of Rights in Medical NegligenceProf Danuta Mendelson (P) 

Ivan Hare (A)
Siyu Christina TaoAssessment and Theories of China's Compliance with WTO in Financial ServicesProf Sandeep Gopalan (P)

A/Prof Samantha Hepburn (A)
Edwin TongoiMobile Financial Services: Regulatory Responses Australia, Kenya and South AfricaProf John Du Plessis (A)

Dr Elizabeth Kirley (A)
Cam TruongHow Effective Has Trade Practices Laws Been in Australia?Dr Sharon Erbacher (P) 

Dr Bas Baskaran (A)
Mark Thomas TurkingtonThe Role of the Financial Institution in the FATF Regime.
Prof John Du Plessis (P)
Leon WolffHow Does Law Matter in Japan?Prof Gill North (P) 

Dr Oscar Roos (A)
Lidia XynasClimate Change Mitigation - Taxation is the preferred approachProf Jean du Plessis (P) 

Dr Paul Kenny (A)
Syeda Rafia ZamanClimate Change and Migration: Finding a Solution through Public Interest LitigationDr Claudio Bozzi (P) 

Dr John Morss (A)

Adjunct Academics